Winner: Ric Hardacre
Runner-up: Ed Broom
Some 60 people gathered in the Spiegeltent in Christchurch Park
on Friday evening to hear the result of the Ip-art Short Story
Prize. Before the presentations though, the audience were treated
to a fascinating and animated conversation between award winning
author M.J Hyland and Georgina Wroe. A third voice in the
conversation was to have been another outstanding author - Sarah
Hall, but sadly she was ill and unable to be there.
Professor David Gill, from University Campus Suffolk, introduced
the presentations before M.J Hyland, stepping in for Sarah Hall,
presented the prizes for the Competition.
The winner was Ric Hardacre for his 'well-paced and ultimately
shocking story, 'Cache' with its beautiful description, and a
Runner-up was Ed Broom with his story 'Things You Didn't Know
You Didn't Need', described by Sarah Hall as 'a story that is funny
and profound, whimsical and very observant.'
The winning stories: published in the East Anglian Daily Times,
broadcast on ICR (Ipswich Community Radio) and available here